Cruel Intentions, that is exactly what it was, it wasn't funny, it wasn't sexy, it was just downright cruel.Sebastian and Kathryn are two conniving teenagers who badly needed a dose of reality. I couldn't help but think as I sat there through the movie. Where the heck where their parents! They plot and scheme against everyone, even eventually even backstabbing each other. Sebastian portrayed by Ryan Phillippe did an excellent job of portraying his emotions onscreen. Kathryn, Sarah Michelle Gellar could not equal him in any way, but she still gave a so-so performance. Reese Witherspoon was a better match for Phillippe's Sebastian. Their verbal sparring was one of the few highlights of the film. Another came at the end, when Kathryn was served her just desserts, all to the tune of The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony. It was a bittersweet ending to a bittersweet movie. The movie did however keep me on the edge of my seat; I never knew quite what would happen. Suspense is always a good thing in a movie, although that is all that this particular movie has going for it. While the trailers really made me want to see the movie, the movie itself was somewhat of a disappointment. The movie itself seemed to be all talk and no action.I thought it was rated "R", they show more nudity on primetime TV. I thoroughly enjoyed the music however, so the evening wasn't a total waste. Fatboy Slim, The Verve, Counting Crows, Marcy Playground are all featured on the soundtrack. My advice skip the movie and buy the soundtrack.